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VW China exec to head sales at Opel

Opel has chosen veteran VW Group executive Alfred Rieck as its new sales and marketing sales boss. Read More »

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Opel CEO rules out plant closures until end-2014

GM plans to keep all its Opel/Vauxhall plants open through 2014, GM Europe President Karl-Friedrich Stracke told a German newspaper. Reports that a German factory and a UK plant are scheduled for closure are "false," Stracke said. Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW:

Daimler-BYD to unveil EV sub-brand this month

Daimler and Chinese carmaker BYD will this month announce the name of their sub-brand for electric vehicles for China. Read More »

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Electric-car revolution faces increasing headwinds

A string of setbacks and unfavorable news has led to questions about the readiness of electric cars and raises fresh doubts about a technology that has been around since the late 1890s but is still struggling to win over the public. Read More »

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HANS GREIMEL:

Japan's industry gets auto royalty in new spokesman with Akio Toyoda

Japan's auto industry association has tapped an unlikely -- but increasingly well-suited -- CEO to be its next chairman as the country's beleaguered carmakers battle falling sales at home and the hollowing out of their factories. Read More »



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